Aemulor sees the light of dayBy Chris Williams. Published: 25th Mar 2003, 18:18:42 | Permalink | Printable
Go forth and emulateFinally, drobe.co.uk is pleased to report that aemulor.com's 26 bit emulation software for Iyonix users, appropiately titled Aemulor is now available to end users following a time limited demo version release.
"We are pleased to announce that the full version of Aemulor is now available from www.aemulor.com, and your local Acorn/RISC OS dealer", states the Aemulor team in their email to us. "We've taken many suggestions and results of testing from users of the demo version and incorporated these into the full release code."
As discussed in a previous article, the XScale optimised Aemulor enables legacy 26 bit software to run on new 32 bit only Iyonixes, allowing users to run old software such as Impression that is no longer in a position to be converted to 32 bit. We have to admit, we did get a little worried when the programming team started slipping behind their own publically stated deadlines so this release is very welcome.
As well as pointing out that Aemulor can now handle 26 bit taskwindow based apps, the Aemulor developers have also dropped hints of a "pro" version which'll support 16 bit sound and screen modes not provided by RISC OS 5. These developments must be worrying for a certain other hardware developer seeing as one of the major selling points for their long awaited RISC OS computer is that being StrongARM and RISC OS 4 powered, it can run legacy applications that Iyonix users were once upon a time locked out from using. Aemulor itself can handle, at the very least, all these applications.
Adding to the usual press release style 'our product is the best, really' spiel, the Aemulor team finally comment, "We'd like to thank you all for your patience in the development of Aemulor and we hope it adds functionality to your Iyonix PC."
We're touched, truly.
Where's the goods?
The software will be on sale at the Wakefield 2003 event and due to the fact that copies of aemulor are being locked to Iyonix MAC addresses (unique IDs built into the computer network interface), you'll need to bring a copy of this. A couple of useful FAQs including purchasing details and prices can be found here.
Aemulor finally released
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